District Governor Peter Mercer 2015 - 2016
"Lionism - A Whole New World"
Home Club: Port Macquarie Tacking Point
Towns with Lions Clubs in District 201N1
1ST VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR, MALCOLM PETERS
Malcolm was born on the 13th July 1949, in Sussex, and was raised in Portsmouth. He joined the Royal Navy in 1965 at the age of 15 as a Junior Electrical Mechanic and transferred to the Royal Australian Navy (R.A.N.) in 1967 after his parents migrated to Australia.
Some of Malcolm’s naval career highlights whilst serving has been time spent on deployment to the Far East Strategic Reserve and Vietnam. Malcolm was fortunate to be on HMAS Perth, when she became the first Australian Warship to visit the East Coast of Africa since World War 2 in 1973.In 1977 Malcolm attended the Queen's Silver Jubilee in England on board HMAS Brisbane.Malcolm was promoted to Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician in 1984 and left the Navy in 1987.
After leaving the Navy, Malcolm held the position of Service Manager for a Scientific Instrument Importation Company before taking up a position as a Technical Instructor under contract to the Navy for training.
In 1980 whilst serving at HMAS Cerberus he joined the Lions Club of Balnarring (formerly Hastings) in District V3. Serving in most positions on the board, including two terms as President. In 1991he transferred to the Lions Club of Mt. Eliza, for a period of two years before transferring back to the Balnarring Lions Club. Resigning from Lions in 2007; due to work commitments. Malcolm continued to keep in touch with the club, selling their Lions Mints and Christmas Cakes, and assisting with their activities whenever possible.
Malcolm retired in November 2010 and relocated from Frankston, Victoria to Valla Beach in May 2011, when he joined the Lions Club of Valla and is currently President for the second time.
Malcolm met Narelle, who joined the WRANS, in 1975 whilst at HMAS Cerberus, and married in 1976. They have one son, who has followed his parent’s footsteps and joined the Navy as a Marine Engineer Officer.
In Lions he has served on the V3 Cabinet as the Assistant Health and Welfare Chairman, Zone Chairman and Deputy District Governor (Region Chairman). He was invited on to the N1 District Cabinet last year by IPDG Alan Cunningham, and served as Zone 4 Chairman; he has also been appointed - Guiding Lion for the Lions Club of Urunga. He attended the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in November 2013.
Malcolm was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship by the Lions Club of Balnarring; he has 100% Presidents Award, Zone Chairman’s Award, Deputy District Governors Award, Key Member, Membership Advancement Award and Treasurers Award.
Malcolm and Narelle Peters